PEORIA, Ill. — Several students had the day off, but teachers still came to school.
Educators from around Peoria County sat in classrooms and exchanged ideas at the annual Peoria Palooza.
Teachers from several different schools filled Dunlap High School, Friday.
Every year educators introduce new ways of teaching to one another during workshops and breakout sessions.
Sessions entailed innovative use of technology, grant writing and more.
The Peoria County regional superintendent said their main goal is to prepare students for the future.
“It takes all of us, today you have counselors you have teachers, you have support staff and it takes every single one of those people working together and communicating for student achievement,” regional superintendent beth Crider said.
Last year, they hosted Peoria Palooza in the spring now it’s at the beginning of the school year, meaning teachers will have the entire year to implement new techniques.